Grumpy Old Bookman is pointing out that the first week in October is Buy a Friend a Book week. This sounds like a thoroughly Good Thing, and to be encouraged. I hope that by this time next year I will have a vested interest in recommending a particular book, but for this year I plan to spend the next couple of weeks thinking about which friend, and which book. Suggestions are very welcome, but any particularly self-serving ones will need to be accompanied by appropriate quantities of Green & Black's dark chocloate (yes, Miss Grange, I am thinking of you).
For those who cannot wait until October for something exciting, don't forget that Monday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.